The Volunteers of America Classic has announced event dates & an increased prize purse for the 2020 tournament. The only official LPGA Tournament event in the state of Texas, the VOA Classic will return to the Old American Golf Club Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
Featuring 120 of the world’s best female golfers in a four-day stroke-play event vying for a $1.4 million purse, this year’s purse marks a $100,000 increase as part of Volunteers of America’s title partnership.
“We’re looking forward to building on the success of last year’s event with a larger prize purse and great fan support for the Volunteers of America Classic,” Volunteers of America National President & CEO Mike King said. “This event helps highlight the tremendous growth of women’s golf, while also introducing new people to the great work done by our organization to help those most in need.”
The LPGA players are also looking forward to returning to Texas next fall and competing for an even higher purse.
“Being able to compete in my hometown is so special to me,” Gerina Pillar said. “We can’t thank VOA enough for their commitment to women’s golf and growing the game. It is so exciting to be playing for more money and playing in front of my family and friends.”
Spectators can expect to see local Texas players in the field once again, including 2019 Volunteers of America Classic champion Cheyenne Knight.
“I’m very excited to defend my title in my home state at the Old American Golf Club,” Knight said. “The tournament is very special to me and has been since my amateur playing days. Winning my first LPGA Tour title there was a dream come true, and I couldn’t have imagined that week any better. I can’t wait to return and play in another successful event in The Colony.”
For more information, please visit the tournament website. Additional announcements are coming soon about special events, volunteer opportunities and ticket sales.
About Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe and productive lives. Since 1896, its ministry of service has supported and empowered those most in need, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps more than 1.5 million people in over 400 communities. Learn more at www.voa.org.
About Old American Golf Club
Old American Golf Club is a unique golf course built along the shoreline of Lake Lewisville located in the Tribute community. The course, designed by Tripp Davis and Justin Leonard, pays homage to the early American golf era also known as the “Golden Age of Golf Architecture”. To learn more about playing the course or how to become a member visit www.theoldamericangolfclub.com.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.